Cyber-bullying Law Set To Pass

by Editor (Tuesday, June 30, 2015 — 10:35 AM)

A controversial bill on cyber-bullying is set to pass into law this afternoon.

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McCully Under Fire for Saudi Sheep Deal

by Desk Editor (Friday, June 26, 2015 — 4:01 PM)

Murray McCully under fire in both the chamber and committee rooms, over his Saudi Sheep Farm deal; Government faces questions on Climate Change while Greenpeace protestors are on the roof; Petitions presented – including one on Euthanasia; Members’ Bills debated on Wednesday; Gerry Brownlee & Craig Foss run into trouble.

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Health & Foreign Affairs Ministers at SC

by Desk Editor (Friday, June 26, 2015 — 3:01 PM)

Health & Foreign Affairs Ministers undergo budget scrutiny at Select Committees.

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Questions and Answers – June 25

by Editor (Thursday, June 25, 2015 — 6:56 PM)

Questions to Ministers Climate Change—Hague District Court Decision 1. JAMES SHAW (Co-Leader—Green) to the Minister for Climate Change Issues : Does he agree with the decision of the Hague District Court that, “The State must do more to avert the imminent danger caused by climate change, also in view of its duty of care to […]

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New Property Tax Rules Progress

by Editor (Thursday, June 25, 2015 — 6:13 PM)

A Bill bringing in some new rules around property purchases and taxation has been sent to select committee with a curtailed period for consideration.

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Questions on Climate Change Dominate

by Desk Editor (Thursday, June 25, 2015 — 5:00 PM)

With Greenpeace protestors on the roof, the House gets to grip with climate change – the subject of a quarter of the daily dozen questions for ministers; Questions also on Health; David Shearer reaches end of his tether during questions to Murray McCully about Saudi Farm Deal in Committee Rooms.

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McCully’s Desert Farmgate Rolls On

by Desk Editor (Thursday, June 25, 2015 — 2:15 PM)

Desert Farmgate rolls on with Foreign Minister Murray McCully, back in the House for the first time in several weeks, admitting involvement of former National party president, Michelle Boag; Gerry Brownlee shoots himself in the foot when stepping in to support Craig Foss.

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Business Statement And Bills Introduced

by Editor (Thursday, June 25, 2015 — 2:06 PM)

The Government will give priority to bills on superannuation and environmental reporting when the House sits next week.

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Property And Taxation

by Editor (Thursday, June 25, 2015 — 10:48 AM)

MPs are to debate the Government’s property tax proposal in Parliament today.

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Houses Rises Interupting EPA Bill

by Editor (Wednesday, June 24, 2015 — 10:03 PM)

The House rose interrupting the first reading debate of the Environmental Protection Authority (Protection of Environment) Amendment Bill.

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“Double Dipping” Bill Sent to Select Committee

by Editor (Wednesday, June 24, 2015 — 9:44 PM)

The Local Government (Auckland Council) Amendment Bill (No 3) has completed its first reading.

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Health Check Bill Declined

by Editor (Wednesday, June 24, 2015 — 8:54 PM)

The SuperGold Health Check Bill has been voted down at first reading.

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Electoral Reform Bill Defeated

by Editor (Wednesday, June 24, 2015 — 7:43 PM)

The Electoral (Adjustment of Thresholds) Amendment Bill has been voted down.

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Questions and Answers – June 24

by Editor (Wednesday, June 24, 2015 — 7:37 PM)

Questions to Ministers Prime Minister—Statements 1. ANDREW LITTLE (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by his statement, in question time yesterday, he would “absolutely” retain confidence in a Minister who authorised a multi-million dollar payment to a disaffected businessman to unlock a free-trade deal?

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Labour’s Mining Bill Voted Down

by Editor (Wednesday, June 24, 2015 — 4:59 PM)

The Underground Coal Mining Safety Bill has been voted down.

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Social Security Bill Introduced

by Editor (Wednesday, June 24, 2015 — 2:07 PM)

A social security bill concerning youth benefits was introduced when Parliament sat today.

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Questions For Oral Answer June 24

by Editor (Wednesday, June 24, 2015 — 11:43 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement, in question time yesterday, he would “absolutely” retain confidence in a Minister who authorised a multi-million dollar payment to a disaffected businessman to unlock a free-trade deal?

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